LIVE: 201 new Covid cases today

Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay will join deputy Prime Minsiter Grant Roberson for today's update.

UPDATE: There are 201 new cases of Covid-19 being reported in the community today.

Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay says 181 of these are in Auckland, 15 are in the Waikato and four are in Northland.

"There is one in the Taranaki area.

"Last night's five cases will be included in tomorrow's numbers."

There is one case being reported in MIQ today.

Dr McElnay says there are 85 people in hospital and three people are still being assessed.

She says 11 people are in ICU or HDU.

"We are very aware of the grief that whanau are experiecing following the loss of a loved one to Covid-19. This is a serious virus and none of us can afford to underestimate it.

"If you or your loved ones are being cared for in the community and you feel yours or their condition is deteriorating, don't leave it to chance that you will improve.

"This is the advice given to everyone who is being cared for in the community.

"Hospital care is free and ambulance services are free for those with Covid-19. Our hospitals are ready to help and have robust Infection, Prevention and Control measures in place to keep people safe.

"People have died this week and that is tragic for their friends and family. This is a very real reminder that the more people who get Covid-19, the more deaths we are likely to see. It is also a sad reminder that Covid-19 is potentially fatal, and this is particularly true if you’re unvaccinated."

COVID-19 vaccine update


Total first and second vaccines administered to date (percentage of eligible people)

7,146,396: 3,779,577 first doses (90%); 3,366,819 second doses (80%)

Total first and second vaccines administered yesterday

22,794: 6,285 first doses; 16,509 second doses

Māori (percentage of eligible people)

432,062 first doses (76%); 338,442 second doses (59%)

Pacific Peoples (percentage of eligible people)

250,660 first doses (87%); 213,175 second doses (74%)

Total first and second vaccines administered to Auckland residents yesterday

5,512: 1,511 first doses; 4,001 second doses

Vaccination rates by DHB (with active cases)


Northland DHB (percentage of eligible people

132,038 first doses (82%); 113,280 second doses (70%)

Auckland metro DHBs (percentage of eligible people

1,325,139 first doses (92%); 1,212,985 second doses (85%)

Waikato DHB (percentage of eligible people

316,077 first doses (88%); 276,942 second doses (78%)

Taranaki DHB (percentage of eligible people)

88,103 first doses (86%); 74,783 second doses (73%)

Canterbury DHB (percentage of eligible people

449,487 first doses (93%); 389,458 second doses (81%)



Cases in hospital

85 (including 3 still being assessed): North Shore (19); Middlemore (28); Auckland (35); Waitakere (2); Taranaki Base Hospital (1)

Average age of current hospitalisations


Cases in ICU or HDU




Number of new community cases


Number of new cases identified at the border


Location of new community cases

Auckland (181), Waikato (15), Northland (4) *Taranaki (1)

Location of community cases (total)

Auckland 4,916 (1,837 of whom have recovered); Waikato 218 (81 of whom have recovered); Wellington 17 (all of whom have recovered); Northland 39 (9 of whom have recovered); Nelson/Marlborough 1 (recovered); Canterbury 4 (1 of whom has recovered); Taranaki 1

Number of community cases (total)

5,196 (in current community outbreak)

Confirmed cases (total)


Historical cases

191 out of 6,132 cases since 1 January

Cases infectious in the community**

44 of 176 cases reported yesterday have exposure events

Cases in isolation throughout the period they were infectious**

132 of 176 cases reported yesterday have no exposure events

Cases epidemiologically linked

92 of today’s 201 cases

Cases to be epidemiologically linked

109 of today’s 201 cases

Cases epidemiologically linked (total)

4,089 (in the current cluster) (755 unlinked from the past 14 days)



Number of active contacts being managed (total):


Percentage who have received an outbound call from contact tracers (to confirm testing and isolation requirements)


Percentage who have returned at least one result


Locations of interest


Locations of interest (total)

122 (as at 10am 12 November)



Number of tests (total)


Number of tests total (last 24 hours)


Tests processed in Auckland (last 24 hours)


Tests rolling average (last 7 days)


Testing centres in Auckland




Wastewater detections

See below



Registered users (total)


Poster scans (total)


Manual diary entries (total)


Poster scans in 24 hours to midday yesterday


New cases identified at the border

Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

6 November

United Kingdom


Day 1 / routine



Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson and Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay will update the media today about the current Covid-19 outbreak in New Zealand.

Overnight, the Ministry of Health said six cases of Covid-19 had been identified in the Taranaki town of Stratford, including one in hospital.

"All six cases are clearly linked and the is also a link to the Auckland outbreak which is being further investigated," says a spokesperson in a statement by the ministry.

"All were tested on Thursday and returned positive results in the evening."

One person was admitted to Taranaki Base Hospital yesterday evening for Covid-19 related reasons.

Tune into the livestream above to see hear the government's latest announcement on the current outbreak.

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